Getopt::Complete::Options(3) a command-line options specification


This document describes Getopt::Complete 0.26


This is used internally by Getopt::Complete during compile.

my $opts = Getopt::Complete::Options->new(
'myfile=s' => 'f',
'[email protected]' => 'd',
'<>' => ['one','two','three']
# myfile mydir

# '[email protected]'

# 'f'

# ['one','two','three'];
# if it detects it is talking to the shell completer, it will respond and then exit
# this method is used by the above, then makes a Getopt::Complete::Args.
($text_typed,$option_name,$remainder_of_argv) = $self->parse_completion_request($comp_words,$comp_cword);


Objects of this class are used to construct a Getop::Complete::Args from a list of command-line arguments. It specifies what options are available to the command line, helping to direct the parser.

It also specifies what values are valid for those options, and provides an API for access by the shell to do tab-completion.

The valid values list is also used by Getopt::Complete::Args to validate its option values, and produce the error list it generates.


Copyright 2010 Scott Smith and Washington University School of Medicine


Scott Smith (sakoht at cpan .org)


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.